The Asheville Wing War is the most entertaining and exciting way to discover the best restaurants and chefs in your community. Our national event production company pits restaurant vs restaurant in a head to head competition and you get to be the judge!

A production of All American Food Fights,  the Asheville Wing War has become one of the area’s most notable and exciting food events. On March 4 from 1-5pm, up to fifteen restaurants will prepare spicy traditional wings or specialty wings of a variety of flavors and serve them up piping hot with a side of live music and ice cold beer.

The tickets sell out in literal minutes, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list and be the first to have receive Early Bird offers and first access when tickets go on sale.


The Details

What: 7th Annual Asheville Wing War

When: March 4. 2018; 1-5pm (12:30 entrance for


Where: Expo Center, Asheville Crowne Plaza

How Much: $45 VIP (includes wings and beer)

$10 General Admission

How it Works:

200 Vip Tickets available for purchase which include wing samples,

unlimited beer and early admission and a pint glass

400 general Admission tickets

General admission tickets holders can purchase wings for $1/piece

Sierra Nevada and Pisgah Brewing Beer will be available


With Performances by…


Dr. Bacon

Dr. Bacon is a 7 Piece touring Appalachian Funk, Grass and Rock & Roll band.

Blending incredibly diverse instrumentation with broad, deep musical influences, allows the band to perform a plethora of widely accessible, danceable music.

The Dr. Bacon Live Experience is truly a spectacle to behold, bringing the audience on a musical Journey that lulls and spikes in energy, caressing ears with lush beauty and whipping crowds into a tribal romp, shaking booties and shedding inhibitions. This manic versatility ensures that no matter what genre of music you identify with most, you will hear something that resonates. Dr. Bacon started playing together in 2012 on King Street in Boone as a 3 piece busking with acoustic bluegrass, folk, and 90s pop/rock/hip-hop influenced music. Several lineup changes over the years and a move to Asheville have refined and redirected the bands sound, incorporating funk, rock, soul, psychedelic and world music to Appalachian influences. The blending of several elements of these genres (often within the same song) along with unique instrumentation is the real Bacon flavor.

Dr. Bacon now tours regularly up and down the east coast


The Paper Crowns

The Paper Crowns reputation as the genuine article and as a band on the cutting edge of modern roots music. Their musical chemistry is a gumbo of Appalachian folk and bluegrass, Dixieland melodies, delta blues, acid rock, murder ballads, outlaw country and Southern Gospel that they cook up into a sound all their own.  As a duo they have a full band sound with drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars and banjo as well as live looping on the spot compositions.  Their mix of modern and traditional performance creates a captivating intensity yet always honors their intimacy and emotional rawness as a duo.

The Paper Crowns have played such events as: Spring LEAF (2018), Warren Haynes Christmas Jam by Day, Echo Sessions, Mountain Sports Festival, Soulshine Farm Music Festival, South By South East, Fall for Greenville, Sawdust Festival, Hangar 24 Airfest, Pappy & Harriet’s and more. Their music has found placement in major network TV campaigns and online ad campaigns including for the Olympic Games, Visa, Court TV and Pepsi.  The Paper Crowns have been featured on Local Color Live WNCW, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Dead Show of the Month, KUCR Vinyl Hours Radio, PE Live with Vanessa Franko, 880 The Revolution with Jeff Messer, Asheville FM, WBTV Charlotte and 98.1 The River.  For more info check out

 Doug McElvy

Born in the soul-basted countryside of Alabama, and brought to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains to marinade and mature, Doug McElvy delivers an experience that reshapes the parameters of “roots music” as its known. The songsmith extraordinaire, lays a solid foundation, and his heart-driven compositions are orbitted by the most noteabble and virtuosic musicians in the industy today. For the 2012 full-length debut, “Barefoot,” McElvy teams with resophonic guitar guru, Billy Cardine, as creative consultant and coproducer. The album features collaborations with decorated pros, such as; Keller Williams, Larry and Jenny Keel, and Tim carbone of Rail Road Earth. “Barefoot” received stellar reviews and accolades from industry peers, and listeners alike. The title track earned a spot on Relix Magazine’s widely distributed July-August 2012 compilation disc. For the 2014 EP, “Chilly,” McElvy and Cardine again pair in production, recruiting the talents of world class violinst, Casey Driessen, and beat master Jeff Sipe for backing elements. “Chilly” delivers nothing short of pure musical gold. Doug Mcelvy’s powerful live performance harnesses an energy that electrifies any room, leaving audiences with an embedded musical experience.


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